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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
, the national rifle association preparing right now to break its silence. live picture now from washington. that's where they're going to speak. wayne lapierre is going to speak, the head of the nra. we got a warning two minutes ago that it would be two minutes. we're waiting for him to show up. the nra is america's premiere gun rights lobby. it may be facing its biggest challenge in years as many americans shocked, they were shocked by newtown and they're calling for tougher restrictions on guns and ammunition, and while we wait for the group's executive director to appear, wayne lapierre, i want to bring in several of my colleagues now. first off, wolf blitzer is here, jessica yellin is at the white house, dana bash on capitol hill, and jeffrey toobin is in new york for us. as we wait, wolf, let's start with you. is this, in fact, a turning point for guns in america? do you think we'll hear anything like that in this press conference? >> i know a lot of attitudes have hardened as a result of what has happened over the past week in newtown, connecticut. you were there, i was there, and people a
KICU
Dec 21, 2012 11:30pm PST
outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmakers to cut centers for disease control funding. >> something so terrible happened that people are saying we got to do something. this is not acceptable. >> reporter: in washi
FOX
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmakers to cut centers for disease control funding. >> something so terrible happened that people are saying we got to do something. this is not acceptable. >> reporter: in washington protesters interrupted the national ri
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
. the national rifle association, four million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, joined the nation in horror, outrage, grief and earnest prayer for the families of newtown, connecticut. who have suffered such an incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime. out of respect for the families and until the facts are known, the nra has refrained from comment. while some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain, we have remained respectively silent. now we must speak for the safety of our nation's children. because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one, nobody has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: how do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works? the only way to answer that question is to face the truth. politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones, they issue press releases bragging about them, they post signs advertising them, and in doing so they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. how h
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
, to the debate over gun control. the national rifle association says the best way to prevent school shootings like the one in newtown, connecticut, is to put an armed police officer in every school. tara mergener with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's a controversial idea in the middle of an already emotional and heated debate now raging across the country. they marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. there were demonstrations outside a gun shop in a washington, d.c., suburb. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slautder innocent people and children is insane. >> it's made it one of the hottest selling items of this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2500, $2,700. >> the debate is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among parents we spoke wit
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
offensive. the national rifle association has been defending its response to the school shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children. john tarrick has more. >> on friday, the national rifle association was blunt about how to stop a mass shootings and you press the issue -- schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> in a carefully staged event the nra leaders blamed the media, hollywood, and violent video games for gun violence and refused to answer questions about their plans to fill schools with a gun carrying police or security guards. now, the nra that a main spokesman has appeared on u.s. tv show defending his organization's position. >> if it is crazy to call for putting police in securing our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the national rifle association as one of the most powerful lobby groups in the country. with 4 million members and carries a lot of weight in political circles. since the new town shooting, there have been calls to ban military-style semiautomatic weapons. opinion among politicians is
LINKTV
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
lobby wants armed guards at every school in the u.s. the national rifle association came a week after 20 young children and six duments were killed. >> 26 bell tolls for the moment the shooting happened a week ago. washington, d.c. protestorses toled with security outside the national rifle association event. inside two protestors disrupted proceedings twice. the n.r.a. is a powerful lobby inner the constitutional rights to bear arms. n.r.a. speakers marked the start of a serious national conversation to prevent school shootings. their main idea, more guns in schools. >> the only way -- the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and informsed in a plan of absolutely protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the n.r.a. is launching a national school shield program to work with schools to beef up security on sight. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> this was less of a press conference, mo
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
the national rifle association exactly one week after the sandy hook school massacre has come up with a proposal for securing every school in this country, and it is such an obvious solution, so simple it immediately raises the question, why didn't anyone else think of it? well, we begin tonight with the fiscal cliff, justin days from the largest tax hike in american history was no movement toward a fiscal cliff deal more in the action in the house or senate. the responsibility now to avoid massive taxes and draconian spending cuts resting squarely on the president. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> just as our economy is really starting to recover and starting to see optimistic signs and we have seen actually some upside to from a whole range of areas, including two from including housing, now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds , seven not the estimate from washington. lou: president obama's top advisers were quick to dump on the speaker come -- declaring he is backed into a corner. >> they went from plan b to plan seal later. the
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
-team." ♪ that has been one week since the elementa school massacre in connecticut. the national rifle association talks to just a start today with proposals to make schools safer. james rose in with a live report . the fiscal cliff fallback plan fails. mr. president of europe. it's your turn to lead. >> the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating defense cuts will go into effect in ten days. how we get their god only knows. lou: chief economist joining us with perspectiveon what is next for the markets, the economy, and the country. ♪ lou: ten days until the fiscal clef. that's right. still countg. the market sell-off today on no solution and moody's chief economist and bedford of adviser and chairman ceo harvey eisen will join us inmoments to make all of this rational and understandable. first, and the "moneyline," investors expressed disappointment in the republican failure to pass plan be by selling stocks of around the world. certainly adding to the drama today, a day in which four kinds of options expire, and that is expected a qu
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
. >>> today the national rifle association had an opportunity to try and unite the nation around sensible gun policy. instead they used their press conference to try and sell more guns. congressman jim moran of virginia and reverend jesse jackson on today's disgraceful sideshow. >>> and later, john nichols, washington correspondent of "the nation" with the latest on today's fiscal cliff development, and the people who will get crushed if nothing gets done. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the #edshow. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." on a day when a community laid more victims to rest, on a day when a nation stopped just briefly to honor the dead, the national rifle association came out swinging, defiant, paranoid, and utterly tone-deaf. >> this is the beginning of a serious conversation. we won't be taking questions. >> but nra president david keene was just the warm-up act for the gun lobby's number one defender, wayne lapierre. wayne lapierre offered up a televised sales pitch to america, making the case to expand the gun market by dem
FOX Business
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm EST
been one week since the elementary school massacre in connecticut. the national rifle association talks to just a start today with proposals to make schoo safer. james rose in with a livereport . the fiscal cliff fallback plan fails. mr. president of europe. it's your turn to lead. >> the president and congress take action, tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer and devastating defense cuts will go into effect in ten days. how we get their god only knows. lou: chief economist joining us with perspectives on what is next for the markets, the ♪ any tree on this lot is on m i'm the messenger, by the way. what's your name? joanne. with the hundreds that i save with progressive on my car insurance, this tree is on me. no way. way. this tree is on me. really?! yes. aah! let me just trim it up a little bit for you. [ buzzing ] thank you. saving's greetings. you guys are gonna get this tree right here? are you sure that's the one? il tie it to the roof for you. make savings a new holiday tradition. ♪ ♪ lou: ten days until the fiscal clef. that's right. still conting. the market s
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
, president of the national rifle association and i would like to welcome you to begin our discussion of the topic that has been on the minds of american parents across this country. that is -- what do we do about the tragedy of the sort that struck in newtown, conn. to avoid such events in the future? like most americans, we were shocked by what happened. like all americans, we have been discussing all of the various options that are available to protect our children and, at this point, we would like to share our thinking with you. to that purpose, i would like to introduce wayne lapierre, our executive vice president. at the end of this conference, we will not be taking questions but next week, we will be available to any of you who are interested in talking about these or other issues of interest. contact us, please, at that point, thank you very much. wayne? >> good morning. the national rifle association, 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters joined the nation in outrage, grief, and earnest prayer for the families of newtown, conn. who have suffered such an incomprehensi
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 11:35pm PST
. >> the national rifle association. >> reporter: wayne lapierre, the long-time executive vice president of the nra, took to the podium in washington just an hour or so after the national moment of remembrance. for a week, the nra had been silent, uncharacteristically silent as their opponents lambasted them. >> change, change, change! >> reporter: today, lapierre fired back. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. but since when did the gun automatically become a bad word? i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> reporter: it was the classic nra crisis response. no retreat. no surrender. the answer to gun violence is, more guns, lapierre said, and rerailed against the very notion of gun-free school zones. >> they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> reporter: lapierre really had another mission. blame. it's not guns, he argued, it's -- >> blood-soaked films out there, viole
FOX
Dec 19, 2012 4:30am PST
to the debate on gun control. in the fist statement the nra says the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads sons, a and daughters and we were shocked and saddened. they will not comment on the newtowshoong iediately out of respect for the families. the powerful gun rights group says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure such tragedy does not happen again. >>> a former security guard accused of shooting off a gun outside of a shopping mall is linked to several other shootings. investigators say 42-year-old marco fired 54 shots into the air outside a new port beach mall saturday. no one was shot. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two near disney land and another outside the same new port mall. he remains in jail without bail. >>> the leaders of an independent panel that harassly criticized security in ben tobacco city will explain their findings today. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a september 11 attack. meanwhile democrats are rejecting the fiscal cliff plan b by rep
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 11:30am PST
officer. the public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's "meet the press," his organization will continue to oppose legislationed ed adding new revikss to those weapons or the high-capacity ammunition magazines. enter la pierre had a definite view about where he thinks responsibility for some of these issues lie. have a listen. >> i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens. i know there's an anti-second amendment industry in this town. i know there are political leads that for 20 years, always try to say it's because american-owned guns. i'm telling you what i think will make people safe. and what every mom and dad will make them feel better. when they drop their kid off in school in january is if we have a police officer in that school, a good guy. that if some horrible monster tries to do something they'll be there to protect them. >> and it's the last of the newtown massacre victims have been laid to rest now, the nra is taking this position that armed security officers in schools are a major, if not t
KBCW
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
've now heard from the national rifle association. why the nra's latest position is causing a new outcry. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun! >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like at banks and sports areinace. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield. but they were not able to protect their own news conference from protestors, including the group code pink. >> the nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: diane feinstein who is proposing a new assault weapon ban says she's upset the nra didn't go any further about restrictions >> it's inconceivable after what they said to me today that they don't think people who have guns
KCSMMHZ
Dec 19, 2012 2:30pm PST
on gun control in america and the country's powerful gun lobby. the national rifle association has spoken out for the first time since the massacre. >> americans exercising their right to bear arms in the state of virginia, part of their constitutional guarantee to self-defense, but the deaths in connecticut have revived the debate about what kinds of weapons are needed for self- defense. many now want washington to come up with stricter laws about public access to guns. that would include a ban on semi-automatic weapons like the one used to kill people in newtown. >> i do not believe the second amendment covers them. the second amendment was written and a long time before this class of weapons was founded, merchandise, and spread all over our country. >> the national rifle association has broken its silence about last week's killings. in a statement, the nra says its members are shocked and saddened by the horrific and senseless murders. the powerful lobby has a press conference scheduled for friday, and some hope that it will accept stronger restrictions on the sale of assault weapons,
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> if we truly cherish our kids, more than our money, more than our celebrities, more than our sports stadiums, we must give them the greatest level of protection possible. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein who is proposing a new assault weapons ban says she is upset the nra didn't go any further with gun restrictions. >> it's inconceivable after what the nra said to me today that they don't think people who have guns should have background checks or that they should be registered. >> it's a horribly poor choice to -- to say, you know, that the answer to gun violence is to put more guns out there. >> reporter: andrew is a parent of students in the west contra costa school district. based in richmond they deploy 20 armed police officers in all high schools and middle schools at a cost of $2 million a year. the dis
LINKTV
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
to push for armed guards in every school. >> on friday, the national rifle association was blunt about how to stop the mass shooting in u.s. schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra leaders blamed the media, hollywood, and video games for gun violence and refused to answer questions about elite force security guards in schools. now the main spokesperson has appeared on u.s. television shows defending his organization's positions. >> if it is crazy to put police in schools, then, the crazy. >> the national rifle association is one of the most influential political organizations in the united states. since the shootings, there have been calls to ban military-style weapons like the ar-15 used by the gunman. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like trying to prevent lung cancer without banning cigarettes. >> i do not suggest you take my right to buy an ar-15 away from me. >> according to the brady foundation, more than 200 people a day are shot in the united states. these are some of the headlines from t
PBS
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave, resolution. in a new video, he has promised he will push for a ban on assault rifles. >> i will do everything in my power as president to advance these efforts. if there's even one thing we can do as a country to protect our children, we have a responsibility to try. >> shame on the nra. >> there are those who blame the national rifle association for consistently, powerful lobbying against gun control. they have been consistently silent until now, and some expected they would seek compromise. none of it. instead, raw fury
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm PST
heating up. on friday, the national rifle association weighed, making it clear the organization would not budge an inch on gun control. more on that conversation here on cnn in just a moment. >>> the physicianel california divten days away. president obama and house speaker john boehner thousands of miles away from each other. both men left washington for the holidays. president obama and family are in his native hawaii for a short christmas break. we'll have a live report from hawaii and the latest on the fiscal cliff talks a few minutes as well. >>> it's official. bp oil company will pay up to the tune of $7.8 billion. that is a class action settlement amount they agreed to pay, about 100,000 businesses and individuals hurt by the biggest oil spill in american history. a federal judge formized the settlement yesterday. a lot of gulf coast residents opted out of the class action suit and are pursuing lawsuits on their own. >>> in egypt today, more effects of a brand-new government's growing pains. the vice president is out. he is stepping down there. this man, mahmud mechanicy announ
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
at the national rifle association still don't know what to say about the massacre of women and children at the sandy hook elementary school. but today they announced they will have a press conference at the end of this week. meanwhile, the nra is losing friends fast. >> there have been 70, 70, episodes of school shootings in the united states, since 1994. >> 54% favor stricter gun control laws. >> do we worry about dropping our kids off at school now? >> i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds and a clip to go hunting. >> these 30 rounds of ammunition. >> assault magazines, we have got to call them what they are. >> i don't know why, do you need that? we have seen this movie before. >> what is wrong with the congress? >> gun lobbies will say listen we have a score card here. >> the nra pours money into these races. >> you better score an a or we're going to come and defeat you. >> how long can we sustain that action? >> it is the same mentality that drove the grover norquist pledge. >> are we prepared to say we're powerless? >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> so far republicans hav
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
, am i wrong? >> i agree with you. >> tonight, the national rifle association finally said something, issuing a statement, reading "out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning and prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." the nra is planning to hold a major news conference in the washington, d.c. area on friday, december 21. after the newtown massacre, democratic congressman released this statement, i have been largely silent on the issue of gun violence over the past six years, and i now am as sorry for that as i am for the families who lost so much in this most recent, but sadly not isolated tragedy. i will not be silent any longer. joining me now, congressman john yarmouth, congressman, you have been in congress for six years from kentucky. difficult place to be elected from if you're on the wrong side of the nra. what do you believe the congress should do now and what are you prepared to support in congress
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
mergener in washington. this morning. tara, thank you so much. >>> the national rifle association plans to hold a news conference on friday on the one-week anniversary of the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. the nation's most powerful and outspoken gun lobby broke its silence tuesday releasing a short statement. meanwhile funerals are being held and school resumes more most of the schools. marley hall is live this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. while the motive behind this tragic shooting remains unclear, one thing is for sure. emotions are still raw here in newtown, connecticut. five funerals are scheduled for today in this one small town, and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for a memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary school principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did was an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday more w
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:30am PST
this morning with david keene, who is the president of the national rifle association. friday the n.r.a. made its first public station since the newtown shooting and the reaction from the gun control vacation was scathing, no reaction there. lloyd grove of the "daily beast" summed up the reaction by saying the reviews were so brutal they would close a broadway show on opening night. this was news conference a mistake, mr. keene? >> not at all. and, fortunately, we're not on broadway. this isn't a joke. you know, we remained silent right after newtown because we didn't think it was appropriate to comment at time. but now we've come out and looked at it and the question on everybody's minds we tried address is what do you do to prevent this from happening in the future? you know, it was interesting, bob, because that week i was in israel. and they had a spate of school shootings in the 70s and they decided they needed to have security at their schools. they started out with volunteers. they eventually institutional tides and now they have armed security at the schools and they stopped the probl
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
collapsed. the national rifle association's top command did stay in town to ask the question we've all been asking. >> what do we do about the tragedy of the sort that struck in newtown connecticut? >> schieffer: but their response left gun control advocates reeling. we'll talk to the profit n.r.a., wayne keene. and we'll hear from senator mark warner of virginia, and kay bailey hutchison of texas. we'll also talk to the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, newly designated south carolina senator tim scott. plus, we'll hear from actor ben affleck on, among other things, reports he may seek the senate seat being vacated by john kerry. who has just been nominated to be the next secretary of state. >> well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. >> schieffer: why not? we do, because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again. we start this morning with david keene, who is the president of the national rifle association. friday the n.r.a. made it
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
of the national rifle association. the one guns to hunt. they want guns to protect their home of their house. the recommendation of an arms escalation in america is not, i think, a solution the american people believe i am very hopeful that we will go in a direction which will say that these weapons of mass killing capability will be limited. magazines will be limited. we will make sure that people who have access to dangerous weapons in fact are mentally healthy, to the extent that we can get there. i do not think those remarks, which i think or unfortunate, represent even the majority of his own members. i would be surprised if that were the case. this certainly do not represent the views of the overly majority of the american public. >> i was in the funeral service for a senator inouye and when those remarks were made. i did not hear them. he did say one way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun. escalation is not a positive force. we know this is complicated. we know that 90% of people who have been diagnosed or have a mental illness do not engage in violent activity. all
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
in america, the national rifle association is not backing down from its controversial idea of putting armed guards in the nation's schools. >> i don't understand why you cannot just four minutes imagine when a horrible monster his way into a if a good school that been there, had might be unable to stop him. the nation's cardigan rights as a white house task may try ton violence undermine the second amendment. >> u.s. senator free on bond after being arrested for alleged drunk driving. the idaho republican ran a red light in alexandria early sunday morning. he failed several field sobriety tests. he issued a statement saying he is deeply sorry for the accident in the circumstances. made a mistake for which i family, myo my any others whond in me.ir trust i accept responsibility and will whatever penalty and measures toke ensure the circumstances never repeated." is expected in court on danaher 1/4. it's 35 degrees outside. is that right? 4:35. >> still to come, some local firefighters helping a teenager was shot on the way to school. supposed to go out there ball and that's what was able to
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
. >> good morning. the national rifle association, 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, join the nation in horror, outrage, and grief and earnest prayer for the families of newtown, connecticut, who have suffered such an incomprehensible loss as a result of this unspeakable crime. out of respect for the families and until the facts are known, the nra has refrained from comment. while some have tried to exploit tragedy for political gain, we have remained respectively silent. now we must speak. for the safety of our nation's children. because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one, nobody has addressed the most important pressing and immediate question we face, how do we protect our children right now starting today in a way that we know works? the only way to answer that question is to face the truth. politicians pass laws for gun free school zones. they issue press releases bragging about them. they post signs advertising them. in doing so they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
. grover norquist, who is, of course, a member of the board of the national rifle association. so the ceo of the nra took to a microphone in washington today to suggest a solution to the massacres of children in our schools and the solution is something he and his friends would not be willing to pay for. and he and his friends would attack any politician who attempted to pay for it. he reached for a variety of ways to make his point. >> we care about our money. so we protect our banks with armed guards. >> i don't know about you, but i cannot remember the last time i was in a bank that had an armed guard. all banks had them when i was a kid. and the armed guards couldn't stop bank robberies then. what stopped bank robberies in america was not armed guards. it was video cameras and automatic locking saves that cannot be opened no matter how much you scare a teller with a gun. i'm not just talking about small town banks that i go into. new york city banks do not have armed guards anymore. he went on to cite an 18--year-old movie and a 12-year-old movie that were not exactly blockbusters as
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
. and here is how he began. >> the national rifle association, 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters joined the nation. >> wait a minute. 4 million people? in a country of 300 million people, a guy who represents 4 million people gets every camera in washington? and he doesn't really represent them he just tricks them out of some dues money with nonstop lies. most of those 4 million people disagree with him about a lot of stuff. when is the last time this guy got every camera in washington and live coverage from all cable news networks for something he had to say? he is the ceo of the aarp, which has 40 million members, ten times the size of the nra. and the aarp members have more to worry about in the budget negotiations in washington this week than the nra members have ever had to worry about. but if barry rand steps up to a microphone to say something about it, i guarantee you no network will go live with that. and if this guy, who was actually elected to represent 12 million members of the afl-cio today, no one will go live to him either. and so what did this man have to say toda
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
. and the national rifle association speaks out for the first time since the attack. it proposes a controrsial plan to prevent similar mass shootings. let's go out front. >>> good evening, everybody. i am soledad o'brien in for erin burnett tonight. out front this evening, lowering expectations, just ten days until we fall off the fiscal cliff and no deal in site. tonight president obama urged congress to broker a scaled down deal. >> i just speak to speaker boehner, and i also met with senator reid. in the next few days a asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> yesterday the house speaker john boehner failed to garner enough support from his own party to even hold a vote on his plan to raise taxes for those with an income over $1 million. >> while we may have not been able to get the votes last night, to avert 99.81% of the tax increases, i d
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
marquez in for fredricka whitfield. here are today's stories. >>> the national rifle association is standing tough in opposition to new gun laws after the newtown massacre. the ceo went on tv today to defend his call for armed guards in every u.s. school. cnn's barbara starr tells us what he said and how people in high places of power are reacting to it. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> newtown. >> how many more? >> reporter: performers and artists now joining with 800 mayors calling for a plan to end gun violence. but wayne lapierre, the chief executive officer and public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's "meet the press" that his organization will oppose legislation adding new restrictions to the sale of weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> look, i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happensism know there's an anti-second amendment industry in this town. i know there's political leads that for 20 years always try to say it is because americans own guns. i'm telling you what i thi
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Dec 21, 2012 9:00pm PST
announcement about an addition to his cabinet. that story. >> national rifle association reaction to the connecticut school tragedy. proposal for armed guards at schools. stay with us. another half hour of with us. another half hour of fuss s >> [ bell rippinging] bells toll in newtown, connecticut and across the nation today. exactly one week after the shady hook school massacre. bells followed a moment of silence at approximately 9:30 eastern time when the gunman adam lanza began his rampage that ended with 26 people dead. 20 of them as you know young children. national rifle association today broke its silence on the connecticut school tragedy by suggesting there should be more guns on campus not less. nra says there should be an armed officer, police officer at every school. comments generated as you can imagine quite a reaction today. here's political reporter mark matthe matthews. >>reporter: national rifle association sent a sharp message through its leader wayne la pierre. no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >>r
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
, d.c. headquarters of the national rifle association. the demonstrators called for the powerful lobby group to stop calling for gun control reform. >>> out west, a group caused an astounding number to turn in guns. they receive the 596 guns. $200 cash was given out for each gun until the cash ran out forcing them to hand out vouchers. >>> and authorities charged 200 with hazing crimes. 19-year-old david boganburger died december 2nd. after taking place in a drinking ritual. and his alcohol level was five times the legal limit. >>> finally, crews rushed to find a man who fell 30 feet inside a water tower. the man suffered two broken legs and a broken nose but was hoisted out of the tank. >>> in and victor cruz on connecticut shooting victim jack pinto. as we showed you yesterday, cruz wrote jack pinto's name on his shoes calling him my hero. after the game, he told how he felt. >> it was emotional a, man. it felt good to honor a family that was going through so much. no words to describe the type of feeling get when a kid idolized you so much that they want to unfortunately put him in
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm EST
of the national rifle association. in a texas school district, armed teachers do not protect the students. armed teachers due. >> many different people can be taught to act effectively guard others with firearms. >> but one lawmaker will vote against the that. >> for those who have a concealed carry permit, you cannot have that gun in a place where there is going to be children. you cannot bring it into a youth center, a library. you can most certainly not bring it into a school. this madness must stop. >> one more comment from state senator ferguson. he says this is a complex problem and it will take a complex solution. reporting live from the newsroom, barry simms, della's >> thanks, barry. 3 people have been charged in the death of a 21-year-old baltimore peon -- baltimore man. police say that asia la'trice cutler told her boyfriend donte harris. police say that's she told police she found her boyfriend leading in an alley. also charged, two accessories. several people needed rescuing after a prince george's county apartments caught on fire. it is located at the 9100 block of edmonton terrace
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
an individual from getting into a school. >> four days after the shootings in connecticut the national rifle association has broken its silence, saying its four million members are heartbroken by the loss of life. they also said that are prepared to offer what it called meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. that promise to make a major announcement on friday. abc 7 will be there. our coverage of the tragedy in new count continues on wjla.com -- the tragedy in newtown. >> we are couple of weeks from the so-called fiscal cliff and house speaker john boehner has proposed what he is calling plan b to keep taxes from going up on most americans. the white house says try again. >> both sides have made considerable concessions in recent days. it is hard to say how close they are to deal, but today both sides appear more hopeful. ex-president and the speaker of the house are making progress but a deal has not been reached and time is running out before we reach the fiscal cliff. >> the president is not there yet. >> speaker john boehner announced tuesday that his idea o
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
be a first solution to drop two. >> the fairfax state national rifle association put out its first statement today saying its members were heartbroken. the nra said it was prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure it never happens again. the organization says it will hold a press conference on friday. >> ask for a maryland governor martin o'malley, he called for more guns to be taken off the street. he said the administration will push for a bill to help prevent what happenedchool. >> the growing debate over guns in america led to a decision by a major retailer. dick's sporting goods as it had suspended sales of modern sporting rifles, which is an industry term for military-style bonds. this was supported by many customers shopping earlier today. >> i don't think they should be as readily available that you can just go and pick them up at the store. i think it is a good decision. >> most average people use guns and they don't kill anybody. >> in addition, dicks says it is removing all guns from display at its store closes to a new town. it is not clear how long the suspension w
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 11:35pm EST
but the national rifle association very powerful and they will have supporters for it as well. >> it seems that everything fell apart right before law makers left for christmas break. boehner's plan b didn't go over so well. >> it didn't go anywhere. and it was interesting because it looked like in the days before that that there had been some movement. president obama had changed his offer and they're really not that far apart on the actual numbers. speaker boehner could not get it through the house. he had to pull the bill. they seemed further apart. if he can't get it for the millionaire's tax, it will be very, very hard to see how we can get president obama to cut taxes for the $50,000 and below. -- $25078,000 level and below. -- $250,000 level. it does raise questions on his own position as house speaker. so many questions in the days ahead. it duds not -- does not look very optimistic. they did not fill us with holiday cheer. president obama when he spoke friday evening before he left to hawaii looked tired of the whole process. he'll be back mid next week
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